The old truck did pass inspection yesterday. Yay! No repairs needed. Vince had the mechanic check the air conditioner and he said it’s blowing cold air . . seems to be working fine. Vince hooked up his ice bucket air conditioner for the trip from Texas to Missouri for nothing. We surely haven’t needed the air conditioner this week. The heat has been back on in the house.
When we went by to make an appointment for the inspection, Vince asked how much they charge for an oil change. It wasn’t the actual owner of the shop but a helper and he said $20. I told Vince . . you can get a $20 oil change if you want but not on my car!
When Vince went to get the inspection yesterday, he got the oil changed too. Well . . it’s not exactly $20. That’s just the fee for them to “change the oil”. You are supposed to bring your own oil and filter. What?? But, if you don’t have it, they can call some place that sells oil and filters and they’ll deliver it real quick . . for a fee. It kinda cracked me up that you need to bring your own oil and filter for your oil change but Vince liked the guy, said he seemed to really know what he was doing so .. you know where this is headed. Vince is going to buy the oil filter and oil this morning for the Honda and the Highlander; take the Highlander in today to get the oil changed and get the inspection, then take the Honda in on Friday for the same. All three vehicles have were registered in Missouri when we lived here before. Doesn’t seem like this should be a big deal. I wonder how many people leave with three cars; are gone for ten years and come back with the same three cars and probably keep the same three cars for ten more years.
Why do I say “Honda and Highlander”? It’s a Honda CRV and a Toyota Higlander. I should say “Honda and Toyota” or “CRV and Highlander” . . but I don’t. I’m sure no one really expects perfection from me, right?
I think, but I need to go through everything to be 100% sure, that once all three vehicles have been inspected, we will finally be ready for getting Missouri license plates on the vehicles and Missouri driver’s licenses for us. I think I’m now ready to present a paper trail, certified copies no less, of everything I’ve done; everything I’ve said; everywhere I’ve been; every thought that has passed through my head . . since birth. That should satisfy the powers that be at the DMV or whatever it’s called in Missouri. The only real pain (at least for me) during this entire move has been trying to get a driver’s license. Vince would say . . if that’s the worst part for you, you’re lucky and I know that’s very true.
I have to renew my drivers license next month. I have to dig out all the information I need to take with me for the real id. At least the renewal reminder card lists everything you need. The license bureau people around here used to be horribly surly and rude to everyone, so everyone dreaded going in there. They have greatly improved their attitude the last few years, so it is much better. It’s still a pain to have to go in there though.
Deborah Rhodes says
I went for that real ID. And found our my birth certificate I had used for 60 plus years wasn’t really certified. So aggravated I just got a regular license. Took a while to get the correct birth certificate.
Judy Laquidara says
They were requiring the same documents no matter which license I got. I asked . . can I Just get a normal license? Nope . . had to have all the documents I didn’t have.
When the renewal notice came in the mail, I signed up online and got a real ID license. Then discovered that “I” had “accidentally” simply requested a “duplicate” license, NOT a “renewal license.” 4 months of frustration and another fee, I have my real ID at last. Honestly, if they can send me a renewal notice, they can turn off the “duplicate” choice and make Sure that I Renew my license.